The X – Pen Magic

The X – Pen Magic

For a person who gets inspired by fine writing instruments, it should be easy for me to articulate my opinion about the X – Pen, but for some odd reason I have a block! I think it stems from the fact that I equated well designed pens with the high-end brands. The X – Pen has forced me to rewire my thinking & take into consideration that lovingly crafted pens can be equally inspiring, distinguished and exude the same amount of confidence that a Porsche Design TecFlex or a Mont Blanc can!

0 Designers: The Minimal Duck, Arash and Mehdi Malek [ Buy it Here ]

Modern Modularity

Modern Modularity

The latest from Piurra, the Pinhole collection was developed to provide versatility in spaces where every square inch matters. By using modular, interchangeable sections, each unit can easily be converted to suit the needs of the user. In seconds in transforms from a console table, to a bedside stand or dresser. The collection’s name is derived from a photographic technique where images are captured within a small hole. This is reflected on the perforated material, giving the piece a 70s aesthetic but with modern functionality.

0 Designer: Piurra

LIttle Savior

LIttle Savior

It’s happened to all of us… you’re hard at work at the computer when a power failure occurs and you lose… EVERYTHING. The worst! — Autosave is great and all, but it doesn’t always do the trick. This is where Little Savior comes in handy. Just like the name suggests, it gives you an extra 10 minutes of power so you can save your work! Best of all, it’s just slightly larger than a standard plug, making it more discreet than other heavy duty surge protectors.

0 Designer: Myung-gyu Kim

Perfect Circles

Perfect Circles

Apsis is based on the circle’s most fundamental quality – rotational symmetry.The laminated beech wood body revolves freely around a limestone trey base, without the need for complicated mechanisms commonly associated with adjustable lamps. In placing the base ring over the circular stone base, a bearing is created, allowing the lamp to rotate freely.The cable and LED components are hidden within the body and head, creating a clean, uninterrupted aesthetic that emphasises the lamp’s simple geometry.

0 Designer: Zak Stratfold

Solar Movement Light

Solar Movement Light

Jon Liow’s Solar concept is an interactive light and smartphone app system that synchronizes with a user-specified timezone to mirror the sun’s natural light cycle. The user’s curiosity can run wild as they explore different timezones from the comfort of home. This unique take on time allows us to feel connected with places we may have never even been or seen, with the user being able to experience the light cycle of any location in the world.

0 Designer: Jon Liow

Surface Inspired Phone

Surface Inspired Phone

How I love the creative genius of Phone Designer aka Jonas Dähnert! Inspired by the original 2012 Surface, this concept phone has all the elements of a sleek design and ingenuity that is often seen missing in Microsoft products. Remember Zune? Moving on, if we throw the floor open for debate, then what kinda featured would you like to see in this Windows 8 powered phone? Do tell….

0 Designer: Phone Designer [ Jonas Dähnert ]

Sundown Café

Sundown Café

The Closed Watch is an innovative tool for hikers and mountain climber; it intuitively informs them about the sunrise and sunset times. Keeping safety in mind, the timings for sunset during the different seasons is factored into the design. Pretty impressive if you ask me! At the press of a button you can switch between winter and summer, and get accurate intuitive details. Matter of fact, the watch is ideal for any outdoor sports and recreational activity.

0 Designers: Seon-Il Kim, Mingyeoung Baek, Hyun-Ju Park & Mi-Jang

Forget the Beanbag, Meet the Greenbag!

Forget the Beanbag, Meet the Greenbag!

The PP Capsule is a distant relative of the beanbag chair that is composed entirely of post-consumer materials. The lightweight yet durable outer later is made with recycled polyester, the most sustainable synthetic fiber on the market. As for the inside, each capsule uses 4000 standard PP plastic bottle caps chopped into small pieces before filling the chair. Best of all, this eco-concious design can be produced by local enterprises, seamstresses, & craftsman by using 2 materials that are found worldwide!

0 Designer: KaCaMa Design Lab

Modern Sacred Shelving

Modern Sacred Shelving

The Noma Shelf is a statement on habitual consumption, reminding us of the things we already own, while accommodating the new. Based on the traditional Japanese tokonoma, the shelf is sized for displaying small artistic objects. However, if you slide the shelf away from the wall, a stretchy lycra pouch is revealed for storing cherished items and trinkets. The pouch grows as items are added, so the form is completely dictated by the contents and quietly reminds us of our accumulation as it swells!

0 Designer: Zak Stratfold

Stale Cabbage Patch

Stale Cabbage Patch

Love this concept of the Fridge Magnet that features a QR code-scanning function. Basically it provides information on the shelf life of food and keeps a tab on the expiry dates. In a good way, it also acts as an interactive, informative tool for children. It displays the image of the food item, its name, and place of origin, production date, proper temperature for preservation, and expiry date.

0 Designers: Hu Yaxing, Chen Zhipeng, Liao Haibo & Tang Yigang

Minimal Camp Stove

Minimal Camp Stove

A camping stove is essential cooking equipment; something you can’t leave behind, but almost always the most inconvenient thing to carry! The HexA is a minimally designed camping cooking stove that hopes to eliminate the fuss of carrying a big one. It folds up to a compact hex tube and unfolds like a flower! Yes, I am in a poetic mood today!

0 Designers: Ha Joo Yeon, Yoon Seung Hyun & Park Hung Jun

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

While most vehicles operate on 2 or more wheels, the Infinitlar concept vehicle IS a wheel! The autonomous, hydrogen powered vehicle is an extraordinary vision of future personal transportation we could be using 30 years from now. It aims to provide users in densely populated urban areas the creature comforts of home while they travel. It’s more like a gyroscopically stabilized “room on wheels” that delivers you from point A to point B so you can focus on other things like work or relaxing!

0 Designer: Jex Chau

Bee Beautiful!

Bee Beautiful!

The Ru urban beehive concept focuses on aesthetics to encourage the reintegration of bees into city environments. The idea is simple: by enhancing the aesthetic, a deeper emotional connection can be created with an object that has stereotypically negative connotation. With its sculptural form, the Ru hive might improve human acceptance and raise awareness to the recent bee population decline. The beehive would be installed in parks, on greenhouse roofs or other predetermined urban areas.

0 Designer: Marc-André Roberge